Topical Nonfiction

Sometimes I’m shocked by the small amount of nonfiction I read. To be honest, though, I think my excuse is legitimate. As a student the focus of much of my work was for class, so that reading was always an escape and therefore fiction. I do read books about books, especially series books (like the fantastic Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her), and the occasional memoir or biography. Craft books, too, but I don’t really count those.

Recently, though, I’ve been dipping into Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, which my mom has lying around. And I realized the absence I’m noticing is more what I’d call “topical nonfiction”–books about politics or hot-button issues. I don’t feel the need to go out and devour the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller list, but I do think I should at least be aware of these books, and consider reading them.

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